Miss Amelia Edmondson-Stait


University position

Research Assistant

Departments

Department of Zoology

Home page

http://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/departm...

Research Theme

Systems and Computational Neuroscience

Interests

The mushroom body (MB) is the principal site of associative learning in insects. MB output neurons (MBONs) divide it into 15 compartments and together form a complex, multi-layered network whose combined activity represents valence and motivational state. Connectivity within this network has been predicted from light microscopy and physiological data. However proof of synaptic connectivity is challenging with these methods.

Now we are taking advantage of a recently acquired serial section electron microscopy (EM) volume of an adult female fly brain by D. Bock and collaborators at Janelia Research Campus, and use it to expand the MBON connectivity map, at synaptic resolution.

Research Focus

Keywords

Drosophila

Connectomics

Clinical conditions

No diseases indicated

Equipment

No equipment indicated

Collaborators

United Kingdom

Scott Waddell Web: https://www.dpag.ox.ac.uk/team/sc...

International

Davi Bock Web: https://www.janelia.org/people/...

Gerald Rubin Web: https://www.janelia.org/people/...

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